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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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QuickTime Movie:    TRMM Rainfall Acumulation from Sept. 23-27, 2002 (584 KB) The image (and movie) above shows precipitation estimates during Tropical Storm Isidore’s landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, acquired by the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. The accumulation is shown from the early morning on September 23 through midnight on September 27, 2002. Isidore had weakened considerably from its earlier landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it still contained a very...
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4084
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by Image courtesy of TRMM and QuikSCAT projects
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This image of Hurricane Floyd combines rainfall data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) with wind data from QuikSCAT on SeaWinds. This combined data allows scientists to study the interplay between precipitation air currents.for more information: <br/><a HREF="/Library/TRMM/">TRMM Fact Sheet</a> <br/><a HREF="/Library/QuikSCAT/">QuikSCAT Fact Sheet</a>...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- QuikSCAT
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15378
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by Image courtesy Steven Running, MODIS Land Group Member, University of Montana
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This composite image over the continental United States was produced with data acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) during the period March 24—April 8, 2000. The image is a map of the fraction of the photosynthetically available radiation that was absorbed by land vegetation for photosynthesis. Notice how closely the high and low values in this image corresponds to yesterday's <a HREF="/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=3330">Leaf...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15436
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by Image courtesy Steven Running, MODIS Land Group Member, University of Montana
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This composite image over the continental United States was produced with data acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) during the period March 24 - April 8, 2000. The image is a map of the density of the plant canopy covering the ground. It is the first in a series of images over the continental U.S. produced by the MODIS Land Discipline Group (refer to this site June 2 & 5 for the next two images in the series).The image is a MODIS data product called...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=197
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by Image by Liu, Hu, and Yueh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Text by W. Timothy Liu, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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The microwave scatterometer SeaWinds on the newly-launched QuikScat Mission observed the ocean surface winds feeding moisture into Hurricane Floyd. The moisture turns into rain, releases latent heat, and fuels the storm. The surface rain and the vertical rain profiles were observed by the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) and the Precipitation Radar (PR) on the Tropical Rain Measuring Mission (TRMM). The close relation between the dynamic and hydrologic parameters is visible in the image as Floyd...
Topics: What -- QuikSCAT, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15416
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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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Animation: Lili's Rainfall Acumulation on Oct. 4, 2002 (751 KB) This image, and animation, shows the swath of rain accumulation produced by Hurricane Lili after making landfall over coastal Louisiana, and proceeding north up the Mississippi River Valley. A rainfall mapping estimate based on NASA and NASDA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) satellite was used to create these images.Lili's rain ?footprint? followed a similar trajectory to that left behind by Hurricane Isidore, which...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Mississippi, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4102
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by Images courtesy Dorothy Hall, Jim Foster, Janet Chien, George Riggs and Nick DiGirolamo, NASA GSFC
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These Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) false-color images show the total area in North America covered by snow (white pixels) as compared to the 35-year average snowline (red line). Each image represents an 8-day composite for the periods November 1–7, 8–18, and 16–23, 2001. The light gray pixels show areas that were covered by clouds for the entire 8-day period. The green pixels are land regions without snow, blue pixels represent water, and dark gray shows where no...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1600
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by Images courtesy Simon Cairn, , University of Maryland-Baltimore County
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The Earth Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) detected a sulfur dioxide cloud associated with the January 2002 eruption of Nyiragongo as it flew over the region at around 11 a.m. local time (0900 UTC) on January 17. The sensor detected no significant amounts of ash in the eruption cloud. At the time of the TOMS overpass the cloud extended up to roughly 200 km (124 miles) northwest of Nyiragongo and was still attached to the volcano. This observation is consistent with nearly...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Spectrometer, What -- Crater
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15981
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by NASA image courtesy Simon Carn, (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
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When the Manam volcano erupted explosively in the middle of the night on January 27, 2005, it sent a cloud of ash and sulfur dioxide over New Guinea. The large eruption killed at least one person, injured several others, and destroyed the volcano monitoring station on the small volcanic island. About 12 hours after the eruption (January 28), the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (<a href="http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/instruments/omi/introduction.html">OMI</a>) flew...
Topics: What -- Ozone Monitoring Instrument, What -- Earth, What -- Aura, Where -- Guinea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17103
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by Dorothy Hall, MODIS Land Science Team
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(Resolution: 2500 meters; MODIS Product: MOD10; Product Level: 2; MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM) Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/8/00.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=284
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by Images courtesy Hal Pierce, TRMM Project, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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animations: small movie (432 KB QuickTime) large movie (2 MB QuickTime) Tropical Storm Linfa (05W) passed directly over the Philippines during the last week in May, bringing heavy rains and the potential for flooding in some areas. As of May 28, the storm had passed over to the eastern side of the Philippines and appeared to be veering northward toward Japan.The above map represents the rain accumulations across the region, as measured by the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission from...
Topic: Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18591
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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On April 11, 2001, SeaWiFS saw this large cloud of dust -- presumably from Asia -- approaching the Pacific Northwest behind a long band of water clouds. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/11/01.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1744
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by MODIS Land Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ,
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This true color image over North America was produced from the MODIS Land Surface Reflectance data product. MODIS channel 1 (670 nm) was assigned red, channel 4 (565 nm) was assigned green, and channel 3 (479 nm) was assigned blue. The image is an eight-day composite from data gathered during the last week in March 2000. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=60
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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This SeaWiFS image taken on April 21, 2001, shows maritime Canada where a long swath of brownish haze extends across the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Grand Banks, and farther east around the southern end of a low pressure cell sitting off the Newfoundland coast. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/21/01.
Topics: Where -- Canada, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1758
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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The smoke plumes of larger, more widespread fires are visible to SeaWiFS in this image taken on May 20, 2001. Numerous burn scares are also visible in this image -- either from the currently burning fires or from previous fires. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 5/20/01.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1772
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by MODIS Ocean Science Team
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This sea surface temperature map was produced using MODIS data acquired daily over the whole globe. The red pixels show warmer surface temperatures, while yellows and greens are intermediate values, and blue pixels show cold water. <br/>(MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM) Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=275
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A repeat of last year's mild La Nina conditions -- with a stormy winter in the Pacific Northwest and a dry winter in the southwestern United States -- will be the likely outcome of sea- surface heights observed by NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite, scientists say.TOPEX/Poseidon has detected lower than normal sea-surface heights in the eastern North Pacific and unusually high sea- surface heights in the western and mid-latitude Pacific. The height of the sea surface over a given area is an...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Gulf of Alaska, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=386
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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Many smoke plumes are visible in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this SeaWiFS image. Dust can also be seen blowing offshore in Namibia. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 6/29/00.
Topics: Where -- Angola, Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=708
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from late 2002 and early 2003 show scattered fires (red dots) burning across Southeast Asia. At upper left on December 12 is Thailand, in the center is Cambodia, and along the right edge is Vietnam. In Thailand, the city of Bangkok appears as a large grayish patch along the coast of the northernmost part of the Gulf of Thailand. In Cambodia, the Tonlé Sap Lake appears deep green and brown. The river running southward...
Topics: Where -- Thailand, Where -- Cambodia, Where -- Vietnam, Where -- Bangkok, Where -- Gulf of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4948
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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The clouds are yellowed by dust (possibly from the Gobi desert) in this Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) image of eastern Asia taken January 2, 2000. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 1/2/01.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1559
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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This SeaWiFS image from May 17, 2001 shows an area covered by a brownish haze to the southeast of Sydney, Australia. There is a white cloud that looks like a smoke plume that originates about 300 kilometers south of Sydney, which may or may not be related to the haze. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 5/17/01.
Topics: Where -- Sydney, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1770
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by NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, Goddard Space Flight Center
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In northwestern India on October 19, 2005, smoke from scores of agricultural fires created a thick haze across the plains at the base of the Himalaya Mountains (upper right). This image of the region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">(MODIS)</a> on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov">Aqua</a> satellite. The air quality in the region is often...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20334
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by TOPEX/Poseidon, NASA JPL
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These four views of the Pacific Ocean were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite. The images show sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions from March 1997 through June 1997. This evolutionary view is providing oceanographers with more convincing information that the weather-disrupting phenomenon known as El Nino is back and getting stronger. The white and red areas indicate unusual patterns of heat storage; in the white...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=579
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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The dust continues to blow out of China in this SeaWiFS image captured on April 8, 2001. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/8/01.
Topic: Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1741
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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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This false-color image shows total cumulative rainfall produced by Hurricane Isidore from September 17-23, 2002. Isidore tracked south of Cuba and produced between 20 (green pixels) and 40 (red pixels) inches or rain over western Cuba, the Isle of Youth, and adjacent waters before passing into the Gulf of Mexico. Click the image above to view the time-series animation. These images were acquired by the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM.
Topics: Where -- Cuba, Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18051
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rippling clouds of phytoplankton bloom off the southwestern side of Norway in the North Sea in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on June 5, 2003. The bloom stretches out in three directions at once—off to the northwest, down to the southwest, and in a thinner stream to the southeast— making it look a little like a pinwheel. To the west of the pinwheel is northern Scotland and England, while to the southeast is northwestern Denmark.Phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that thrive...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Norway, Where -- North Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5440
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The dust continues to blow out of China in this SeaWiFS image cpatured on April 10, 2001. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/10/01.
Topic: Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1743
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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Hurricane Ele became Typhoon Ele as it crossed the International Date Line this past weekend. The typhoon/hurricane be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on September 2, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov">Terra</a> spacecraft. As of September 4, the typhoon was several...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3608
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by MODIS Science Team
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This is a composite MODIS image showing the "green wave" of spring in North America and sea surface temperature in the ocean, collected over an 8-day period during the first week in April 2000. On land, the darker green pixels show where the most green foliage is being produced due to photosynthetic activity. Yellows on land show where there is little or no productivity and red is a boundary zone. In the ocean, orange and yellows show warmer waters and blues show colder...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=277
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The onset of fall in Eastern Canada and the United States is readily apparent in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken on October 11, 2003 by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. In the north, the vibrant orange leaves have begun to fade into brown. Traveling south, the...
Topics: Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5902
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by NASA images adapted by Robert Simmon from data provided by the
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The eastern United States baked under clear and sunny skies through September 2005. Land surface temperatures—the temperature the ground appears to be when you walk outside with bare feet—soared to their highest levels on record for any September, while the entire United States languished through the fourth warmest September on record, according to the <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html">National Climate Data Center</a>. Indeed, the month...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Georgia, Where -- South Carolina, Where -- Maryland,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17367
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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In this image acquired on April 17, 2001, more dust (yellowish-brown) and other aerosols (whitish-gray) continued to blow eastward from the Asian continent. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/17/01.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1750
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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In western Africa, a haze that could be a mixture of Saharan dust and smoke from thousands of fires creates a murky, water-color effect in this true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) from the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite on January 14, 2003. The seasonal agricultural burning...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18251
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"> Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer </a> (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Hurricane Isabel just east of the Bahamas on September 15, 2003 at 15:30 UTC. Though the storm had begun to weaken, it still packed winds of 138 miles per hour with gusts up to 167 miles per hour. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Bahamas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18874
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Even as the vegetation of the Amur River region fades to golden brown and taiga forests to the north show signs of winter’s arrival, numerous fires (red dots) have been detected in the agricultural lands at the border of Russia (north) and China (south). Heavy smoke drifts far to the south in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from October 8, 2002. Perhaps the farmers are preparing the fields for a late-season crop. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date:...
Topics: Where -- Russia, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4017
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Widespread burning is underway in West and Central Africa as Africa’s continental-scale burning patterns shift from south of the equator to north. The burning season peaks in southern Africa in late summer or early fall, only to begin building in the areas between the southern edge of the Sahara and the equator. The peak of the burning season in this region occurs in late winter or early spring. These true-color images were captured by the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/"...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4240
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by Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
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Across the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia, large fires have been burning in the region’s tropical savannas and eastern forests throughout October 2003. The <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image on October 23. Pixels...
Topics: Where -- Australia, Where -- Coral Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18953
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Over the course of the day, the number of fires (indicated with red dots) burning across the central African Sahel and savannas can increase as much as three-fold. For example, on December 16, 2002, fires increased from just over 1,000 at the time of the Terra MODIS overpass to close to 4,000 by the time Aqua MODIS passed over in the afternoon. The ability to monitor the diurnal pattern of fire is one of the many benefits of having two iterations of a sensor flying aboard "sister"...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Chad
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4365
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Fires in Queensland, Australia continue to send smoke out over the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea as can be seen in this SeaWiFS image captured on August 30, 2001. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 8/30/01.
Topics: Where -- Australia, Where -- Coral Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2069
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Ob River in Southern Siberia is running high after heavy rain and snow pushed it over its banks. Across the region, 18 people have died in the floods, and over 20,000 have been affected. As of April 21, 2004, the Ob River and the Tom River, a tributary of the Ob north of the region shown in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image pair, had inundated 2,800...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6790
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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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QuickTime Movie:    TRMM Rainfall Acumulation from Sept. 23-27, 2002 (584 KB) The image (and movie) above shows precipitation estimates during Tropical Storm Isidore’s landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, acquired by the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. The accumulation is shown from the early morning on September 23 through midnight on September 27, 2002. Isidore had weakened considerably from its earlier landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it still contained a very...
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18066
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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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QuickTime Movie:    TRMM Rainfall Acumulation from Sept. 23-27, 2002 (584 KB) The the image (and movie) shows precipitation estimates during Tropical Storm Isidore’s landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, acquired by the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. The accumulation is shown from the early morning on September 23 through midnight on September 27, 2002. Isidore had weakened considerably from its earlier landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it still contained a very broad...
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4085
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SeaWiFS captured this image of another dust event over eastern Asia. This image shows the yellowish-brown haze over northeastern China. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 3/13/01.
Topic: Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1703
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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This true-color image shows smoke spreading eastward over a large area over central North America, extending from the Pacific Northwest all the way over the Great Lakes region. The smoke was generated from a number of <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=11688">intense wildfires</a> burning in the western United States and Canada. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18853
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea-surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on June 14, 1998, and sea-surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean. This image shows that the tropical Pacific has been switching from warm to cold during the last few months. The purple area in the center of the image is a pulse of cold water moving across the equator...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=553
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The phytoplankton bloom (or perhaps sediment resuspension) continues at the southern end of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The clouds parted to allow SeaWiFS to capture this view earlier today. The snow and cloud covered Avalon Peninsula is visible in the upper left corner. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 3/5/01.
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This SeaWiFS image shows the aquamarine colored waters of the Bering Sea. Closer to the Alaskan coast, the water takes on a browner hue indicating the presence of suspended sediments. The date for this image in Alaska is April 24, 2001, and April 25 over the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/24/01.
Topics: Where -- Bering Sea, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1761
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image shows an early-season hurricane named Adolph off the western coast of Mexico. Red dots superimposed on the surface reflectance image are fires. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/27/01.
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These true- and false-color images from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the Terra satellite show South Africa on July 27 and 29, 2002. The false-color composites enhance the contrast between scant vegetation (shown in bright green) and burned areas, which appear reddish brown. In both kinds of images, fire detections are marked with red dots. In the earlier...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Lesotho
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4029
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SeaWiFS recorded this bloom in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean on May 4, 2001. The brightest portion of the bloom is located about 2000 kilometers due east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The tops of the Corner Seamounts are about 1700 meters below the turquoise water. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 5/4/01.
Topics: Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1764
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Clouds and smoke mingle in the skies over eastern Alaska and western Canada on July 17, 2004. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">(MODIS)</a> on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite shows locations of fires outlined in red. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: Where -- Alaska, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19402
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Northwestern Canada felt the effects as Alaska continued to <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13053">burn</a> in late August 2005. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">(MODIS)</a> flying onboard the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite captured this image on August...
Topics: Where -- Canada, Where -- Alaska
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A portion of the sunlight that enters the Earth system is reflected back into space, while the remaining portion of the sunlight is absorbed by the Earth system and stored as heat; some is absorbed in the atmosphere and some is absorbed in the lands and oceans. A percentage of this stored heat is emitted by the Earth system back into space in the form of longwave energy. The term "outgoing longwave radiation" refers to the sum total of all the longwave electromagnetic energy, or...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- NOAA 10, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7643
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on June 25, 1997 and provides more convincing information that the weather-disrupting phenomenon known as El Nino is back and getting stronger. The white and red areas indicate unusual patterns of heat storage; in the white areas, the sea surface is between 14 and 32 centimeters ( 6 to 13...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Severe Tropical Cyclone Fay continues to skate down the Western Australia coast. The storm has intensified over the past twenty-four hours, and is now expected to move ashore early Saturday morning. The <a href="http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60281.shtml" target="outlink">Australian Bureau of Meteorology</a> has ranked Fay a Category 4 storm, a category reserved for storms with maximum wind gusts ranging between 225 and 279 kilometers per hour...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6297
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More dust (yellowish-brown) and other aerosols (whitish-gray) continued to blow eastward from Asia in this SeaWiFS image captured on April 18, 2001. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/18/01.
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The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) acquired this image of the Viejas Wildfire (near San Diego, CA) on January 4, 2001 Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 1/4/01.
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The combination of parched vegetation and gusty winds that caused dozens of devastating fires in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma in the first week of 2006 has brought a similar fate to a wider area of the southern United States in the second week of January. Among the newly affected states is Arkansas. This image shows the southeast corner of the state, near the border with Louisiana.Two large fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a...
Topics: Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20425
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scores of wildfires are burning in southeastern Russia in the Amur River region and all the way south along the coast, and were detected by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on April 28, 2002. Much of the smoke appears to be hanging over China (left). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/28/02. Data End Date: 4/28/02.
Topics: Where -- Russia, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3184
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Sakha region of Siberia, at the eastern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau, numerous fires are burning near the city of Yakutsk, along the bank of the Lena River. This first iamge in this series was acquired by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a>...
Topic: Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6255
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Mar. 14, 1998 and sea surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean. The image shows that the sea surface height along the central equatorial Pacific has returned to a near normal state. Oceanographers indicate this is a classic pattern, typical of a mature El Niño...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=567
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This image shows atmospheric water vapor in Earth's upper troposphere, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface, as measured by the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument flying aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. These data collected in early October 1997 indicate the presence of El Nino by showing a shift of humidity from west to east (blue and red areas) along the equatorial Pacific Ocean. El Nino is the term used when the warmest equatorial Pacific Ocean water is...
Topics: What -- Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, What -- Microwave Limb Sounder, Where -- Pacific...
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Microscopic marine plants (called phytoplankton) contain chlorophyll, a green pigment they use during photosynthesis. Using satellite sensors, we can measure chlorophyll concentrations in oceans, lakes and seas to indicate the distribution and abundance of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are the base of the marine food chain and, therefore, are a good indicator of the abundance of life in a body of water. (Data from SeaWiFS Project) Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 1/1/01. Data End...
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This SeaWiFS image shows the intensifying bloom along Norway's southern coast. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 5/26/00.
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Recent sea level height data from the U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004, shows that Pacific equatorial surface ocean heights and temperatures are near neutral, but perhaps tending towards a mild La Niña for this summer and into the fall. “In the U.S. we are still under the influence of the larger than El Niño and La Niña Pacific Decadal Oscillation shift in Pacific Ocean heat content and temperature patterns. Much of the nation’s western...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16866
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On August 7, 2002, scattered fires were detected across California by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. In the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the southeast of the green vegetation in the San Joaquin Valley, the Mc Nalley Fire is burning in the...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- San Jos?, Where -- Salton Sea, Where -- Oregon,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3037
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Red dots and thick plumes of smoke reveal the locations of several early autumn fires burning in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and along the northern coast. The fires were probably started by lightning. This image was taken on September 25, 2003 by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS)on the Aqua satellite. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/25/03. Data End...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
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Typhoon Jelawat is in the middle of the East China Sea in this SeaWiFS image. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 8/9/00.
Topics: Where -- East China Sea, Where -- China
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In this SeaWiFS image captured on October 30, 2001, the skies over western Europe were full of dust from Africa. The dust was lifted over the Sahara by persistent strong winds. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 10/30/01.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2203
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA´s Terra spacecraft captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ignacio as it was bearing down on the southern tip of Baja.At the time this image was taken on August 24, 2003, Ignacio was packing winds near 105 mph, making it a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The National Hurricane center was prediciting 10-15 inches of rain to fall in the southern baja region and said the rains could cause “life-threatening” flash floods and mudslides....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5746
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Bushfires continue in the Northern Territory and Western Australia regions. This image of fires (red dots) was acquired March 30, 2002 by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.Also visible in the image is the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (top left), which appears both blue and brown due to the presence of sediment in the water. The sediment is likely leftover from flooding in this area earlier in the month.At the top center of the image is...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3723
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Typhoon Krovanh approaches the Philippines in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Terra satellite on August 21, 2003, at 02:25 UTC (3:50 p.m. local time). At that time, the storm packed winds of an estimated 65 knots (75 mph) with gusts up to 80 knots (90 mph). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 8/21/03. Data End Date: 8/21/03.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Philippines
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The Ob River in Southern Siberia is running high after heavy rain and snow pushed it over its banks. Across the region, 18 people have died in the floods, and over 20,000 have been affected. As of April 21, 2004, the Ob River and the Tom River, a tributary of the Ob north of the region shown in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image pair, had inundated 2,800...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Russia
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Despite rain in some parts of the state, fires continued to grow in the Yukon Flats region of eastern Alaska. The largest blaze, the Sheenjek River Fire, escaped containment lines under pressure from gusty winds, and as of June 20 was affecting an area of nearly 60,000 acres. Other large fires in the area include the Preacher Creek Fire (~16,000 acres), the Nelson Mountain Fire (~830 acres), and a cluster of fires burning at the Alaska-Canada border. The largest of that cluster is the Kandik...
Topics: Where -- Alaska, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20044
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On June 25, 2005, Anatahan Volcano erupted again, continuing its state of elevated seismic activity. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the volcano sent a plume of ash and steam 3,600 meters (12,000 feet) in the air. Authorities have placed Anatahan Island off limits until further notice.In this picture, ash drifts westward across the Pacific from the volcano’s summit. Acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a...
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